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Field Days 2012 http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1571/all en Field Days a hit in spite of showers, Route 17 repairs http://addisonindependent.com/201208field-days-hit-spite-showers-route-17-repairs <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12914" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201208field-days-hit-spite-showers-route-17-repairs"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/fielddays0075.thumbnail.jpg" alt="fielddays0075.jpg" title="fielddays0075.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ASHLYNN FOSTER OF Bridport patiently stands in line during the shorthorn championships as part of the Open Dairy Cattle Show at Field Days. Fair officials said the 64th annual Field Days was a success. Independent photo/Andrea Warren </div> </div> </div> <p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; Addison County Fair and Field Days drew to a close on Aug. 11 following another run that officials called a success in spite of some rain that drenched the site during portions of three days of the annual event&rsquo;s five-day span.</p> <p> Jim Foster, president of the Field Days board, estimated attendance at this year&rsquo;s 64th annual Field Days was around 15 percent lower than last year&rsquo;s edition. During a good year (like last year), Field Days draws between 25,000 to 30,000 visits, according to Foster.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12915">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208field-days-hit-spite-showers-route-17-repairs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven Featured Field Days 2012 Mon, 20 Aug 2012 16:27:30 +0000 John Flowers 12915 at http://addisonindependent.com Armwrestlers defend their titles at Field Days http://addisonindependent.com/201208armwrestlers-defend-their-titles-field-days <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12863" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201208armwrestlers-defend-their-titles-field-days"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/arm8865.thumbnail.jpg" alt="arm8865.jpg" title="arm8865.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> JACOB STEADMAN, RIGHT, holds on with all his might against Justin Bruise in the armwrestling competition on Friday at Field Days. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; Scores of Addison County&rsquo;s strongest and toughest competitors put on their game faces last Friday night at the 35th annual armwrestling tournanent at the Addison County Fair and Field Days.</p> <p> Number were down slightly from last year&rsquo;s bonanza of participants &mdash; there were still 132 youth wrestlers and 112 adults. Nevertheless, Karen Brisson, who organized the event along with Patrick Coyle, said the show tent at the fairgrounds in New Haven was rockin&rsquo;.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12864">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208armwrestlers-defend-their-titles-field-days" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports armwrestling Field Days 2012 Thu, 16 Aug 2012 16:02:44 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 12864 at http://addisonindependent.com Rescue horses find new life at Field Days http://addisonindependent.com/201208rescue-horses-find-new-life-field-days <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12798" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201208rescue-horses-find-new-life-field-days"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/rescuehorse3486.thumbnail.jpg" alt="rescuehorse3486.jpg" title="rescuehorse3486.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ANNA WILLENBAKER OF Ferrisburgh stands with Zeb, a horse that she rescued two and a half years ago. Willenbaker competed in the Gymkhana event, where riders guide their horses through set formations, at Addison County Fair and Field Days. Independent photo/Andrea Suozzo </div> </div> </div> <p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; Trotting through the horse-show ring at Addison County Fair and Field Days, Oliver and Zeb held their heads up high in the summer sun, far from the harsh conditions in which Anna Willenbaker found them more than two years ago.</p> <p> Willenbaker, 15, was riding Zeb in the Gymkhana show, in which horses and riders compete on how quickly they can complete patterns.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12799">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208rescue-horses-find-new-life-field-days" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven Featured Field Days 2012 Thu, 09 Aug 2012 15:18:18 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 12799 at http://addisonindependent.com Maple treats delight at fair http://addisonindependent.com/201208maple-treats-delight-fair <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12793" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201208maple-treats-delight-fair"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/maplesugar-10-3.thumbnail.jpg" alt="maplesugar-10-3.jpg" title="maplesugar-10-3.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BARB RAINVILLE SPREADS homemade Vermont maple cream over at doughnut at the Addison County Maple Sugarmakers Association building at Field Days. The building, run by volunteers sells everything from maple creemees to maple cotton candy. Independent photo/Andrea Warren </div> </div> </div> <p> NEW HAVEN &ndash;&ndash; Each year the inviting scent of warm, sweet maple syrup pulls fairgoers into the Addison County Maple Sugarmakers Association building at Field Days. The sugarhouse is a must-see for most people at the fair, many of whom have a favorite maple treat.</p> <p> &ldquo;Everybody has their thing that they like,&rdquo; said sugarhouse volunteer Maggie Seeley on Tuesday, the first day of Addison County Fair and Field Days. &ldquo;I come in for the cup of coffee and the doughnut, that&rsquo;s my thing.&rdquo;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12794">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208maple-treats-delight-fair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven Featured Field Days 2012 food and drink Thu, 09 Aug 2012 15:08:38 +0000 Kaitlyn Kirkaldy 12794 at http://addisonindependent.com Gospel choir entertains and inspires at annual concert http://addisonindependent.com/201208gospel-choir-entertains-and-inspires-annual-concert <p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; As the Addison County Gospel Choir performed before its biggest audience of the year on Tuesday night at Addison County Fair and Field Days, the singers sensed it was an important moment when they sang their rendition of &ldquo;I&rsquo;ll Fly Away.&rdquo;</p> <p> The song was dedicated to Alice Quesnel, a fan of the choir who died in the summer of 2007. The night of the annual Field Days concert five years ago, Quesnel told her husband, Victor, that she would fly away. She passed away later that night.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12791">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208gospel-choir-entertains-and-inspires-annual-concert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven arts Field Days 2012 music Thu, 09 Aug 2012 15:05:23 +0000 Lauren Davidson 12791 at http://addisonindependent.com 4-H kids ready animals for star turns at fair http://addisonindependent.com/2012084-h-kids-ready-animals-star-turns-fair <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12720" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/2012084-h-kids-ready-animals-star-turns-fair"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/4H6421_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="4H6421.jpg" title="4H6421.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ADDY PARSON, A member of the Weybridge 4-H Club, shares a tender moment with Claire, the calf she will be showing at Addison County Fair and Field Days next week. Kids across the county are prepping their cows, sheep and horses for the annual fair. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; 4-H club members around the county were hard at work this week preparing for their biggest event of the year: Addison County Fair and Field Days.</p> <p> During the week, the 350 4-H members in 18 clubs around the county will show their animals, compete in other events, and demonstrate their ongoing projects. In the lead-up to the next week, members were doing the final grooming and training of the animals that will soon fill the fairgrounds&rsquo; barns.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12721">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/2012084-h-kids-ready-animals-star-turns-fair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County 4-H Featured Field Days 2012 Thu, 02 Aug 2012 14:37:46 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 12721 at http://addisonindependent.com